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Africa's top shots: 17-24 March 2017

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week.

Contestants perform during the annual Ingoma traditional Zulu dance competition in Durban, South Africa. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Contestants on Tuesday perform during the annual Ingoma traditional Zulu dance competition in Durban, South Africa...
Contestants sing as they begin their routine during the annual Ingoma traditional Zulu dance competition in Durban Image copyright Rex Features
Image caption The competition includes singing...
A contest performs in Durban at a Zulu dance competition Image copyright Reuters
Image caption And dancing.
A drone in Rwanda releases a blood package during the visit of Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank Group President. Image copyright AFP
Image caption The same day in Muhanga, southern Rwanda, a drone releases a blood package during the visit of World Bank head Jim Yong Kim.
Egyptian children jockeying on their camel mounts during festival at the Sarabium desert in Ismailia, Egypt. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Children on Wednesday take part in the opening of the International Camel Racing festival at the Sarabium desert in Ismailia, Egypt...
An Egyptian young jockey kisses his camel near the starting line during the opening of the International Camel Racing festival at the Sarabium desert in Ismailia. Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Ayman, one of the young jockeys, shows his camel some affection shortly before the ride.
Professional riders taking part in The professional peleton race cycle on a track in Greyton, South Africa, while a helicopter hovers overheads. Image copyright EPA
Image caption Meanwhile, riders take part in a professional cycle race on a track in Greyton, South Africa, while a helicopter watches overhead.
Tunisian children holding flowers at an event called "Flowers Walk" in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Sunday, Tunisian children take part in the "Flowers Walk" in Tunis, the capital, to assert their right to culture and safety from terrorism.
A Liberian football fan with body painted in blue cheers before a match between on 19 March 2017 Image copyright AHMED JALLANZO
Image caption A fan shows his support for Liberia's BYC as they play a match on Sunday against Ferroviario da Beira from Mozambique.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson running along with retired Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia's legend of field and track Image copyright AFP
Image caption British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on a visit to Ethiopia took time to test his endurance power in a run with Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia's track and field legend...
British Embassy in Ethiopia shows British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson watching a plaster replica of the reconstructed skeleton of early australopithecine "Lucy" Image copyright AFP
Image caption He also took time to peek at a replica of the reconstructed skeleton of one of the world's earliest humans, known as Lucy.
Nigeria"s President Muhammadu Buhari is seen prayi Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Amid the hustle and bustle of the week, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday spares a moment for a prayer during an executive meeting in Abuja.
Workers in Cape Town install a giant image of Desmond Tutu, South Africa's Nobel Peace laureate, a celebration of his dedication to society. Image copyright EPA
Image caption On Wednesday, workers in Cape Town install a giant image of Desmond Tutu, South Africa's Nobel Peace laureate, a celebration of his dedication to society.

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